About February 6

February 6, 2024 is the 37th day of the year 2024 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 329 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

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Aquarius is the sun sign of a person born on this day. Amethyst is the modern birthstone for this month. Bloodstone is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 4 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

What Happened On February 6

  • 1685
    James II of England and VII of Scotland becomes King upon the death of his brother Charles II.
  • 1806
    Battle of San Domingo British naval victory against the French in the Caribbean.
  • 1815
    New Jersey grants the first American railroad charter to John Stevens.
  • 1817
    The Argentinian San Martín crosses the Andes with an army in order to liberate Chile from Spanish rule.
  • 1820
    The first 86 African American immigrants sponsored by the American Colonization Society started a settlement in present-day Liberia.
  • 1862
    American Civil War: The U.S. Navy gives the Union its first victory of the war, capturing Fort Henry, Tennesseein the Battle of Fort Henry.
  • 1899
    Spanish-American War: The Treaty of Paris, a peace treaty between the United States and Spain, is ratified by the United States Senate.
  • 1900
    The international arbitration court at The Hague is created when the Senate of the Netherlands ratifies an 1899 peace conference decree.
  • 1914
    30 000 Swedish peasants from all over the country, who have travelled to Stockholm, carry out a huge protest march, which will be known as Bondetåget, to the Royal Palace in Stockholm, to show their support for King Gustaf V and his attempts to exercise personal power as a monarch. In the court yard, the king holds the so-called Court yard speech (Swedish Borggårdstalet, which crown prince Gustaf Adolf recites outside the castle to those, who do not get room at the court yard), where the king puts forth his opinion about the Swedish armed defence propagating that it should be strong, contrary to the official policy of Swedish prime minister Karl Staaff and his government of disarmament. This triggers a political crisis (the so-called Courtyard Crisis; Swedish Borggårdskrisen) and despite the fact that 50 000 workers two days later carry out a counter demonstration (the so-called Workers’ march), supporting the government, Karl Staaff is forced to resign on February 17. This is the last time the Swedish monarch tries to exercise any political power and from now on, the Swedish monarchs accept parliamentarism and abstain from claiming any political powers, even if they are not formally abolished until 1975, when the new Swedish instrument of government comes into effect.
  • 1933
    The 20th Amendment to the United States Constitution, establishing the beginning and ending of the terms of the elected federal offices, goes into effect.
  • 1942
    World War II: The United Kingdom declares war on Thailand.
  • 1952
    Elizabeth II becomes the first queen regnant of the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth Realms since Queen Victoria upon the death of her father, George VI. At the exact moment of succession, she was in a treehouse at the Treetops Hotel in Kenya.
  • 1958
    Eight Manchester United F.C. players are killed in the Munich air disaster.
  • 1959
    At Cape Canaveral, Florida, the first successful test firing of a Titan intercontinental ballistic missile is accomplished.
  • 1978
    The Blizzard of 1978, one of the worst Nor'easters in New England history, hit the region, with sustained winds of 65 mph and snowfall of 4\" an hour.
  • 1981
    The National Resistance Army of Uganda launches an attack on a Ugandan Army installation in the central Mubende District to begin the Ugandan Bush War.
  • 1987
    Justice Mary Gaudron is appointed to the High Court of Australia, the first woman to be appointed.
  • 1989
    New Year’s Day in Chinese calendar. Start of the year of the Earth Snake in Chinese astrology.
  • 1998
    Washington National Airport is renamed Ronald Reagan National Airport.
  • 2000
    Second Chechen War: Russia captures Grozny, Chechnya, forcing the separatist Chechen Republic of Ichkeria government into exile.

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